Leo Coulongeat is a photographer used to traveling through difficult areas like Lebanon, Mexico or Iran. It is therefore without difficulty that he went to Colombia to discover the desert of Guajira, at one end of South America. Through arid landscapes and sumptuous sand dunes overlooking the sea, Leo Coulongeat takes us to the heart of Colombia for an unforgettable trip.
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Artist Daniel Jacob began making art in Chicago in the early 1990s, channeling his ideas into sculptures and works on paper. After spending most of his career in business, he has returned to his love of art. His current practice experiments with crystals and stones to create pop culture-inspired sculptures of dripping popsicles, Air Jordan sneakers, animals, and elements of city infrastructure, like sewer grates.
Each of Jacob’s works begin as three-dimensional scans which are then sculpted into cast resin and finally topped by hand with hundreds of thousands of multi-colored Swarovski crystals. A few of Jacob’s sculptures are currently on view at the recently opened Nonfinito Gallery in New York through May 31, 2018. You can see more of the artist’s work on his website and Instagram.
New York based Shantell Martin is the latest artist invited to collaborate with 1800 Tequila® on their ninth edition of The Essential 1800 Artists Series. The tequila brand is releasing six original bottle designs featuring Martin’s signature black and white drawings. The iconic, pyramid-shaped bottle has previously been adorned by the works of Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Enoc Perez and more, with Martin being the ninth artist to be featured in the special-limited edition series. The partnership is a good fit as both the brand and the designer focus on working hard, being passionate, and honesty, all while staying true to self. Themes of the drawings include: The Future, Reach Higher, Be Honest, Yes to Yes, Who Are You, and See Can See.
Each of the original designs was inspired by the brand’s “Just Refined Enough” motto while giving nod to honesty and self-confidence for younger creatives in modern times.
Diabetes Management is essential to a patient, but the process can be confusing and inconvenient, as well as being another item for them to have to carry around with them. Like the majority of healthcare related products, the aesthetic that they carry is medical and unattractive, and they certainly don’t reflect the personality of the patient accurately.
Glucosio is a phone case that has a glucose meter seamlessly integrated into the design. It connects to the patient’s phone using Bluetooth and by using the dedicated app they are able to track their data. The application also offers the capability of meal logging, keeping all their data in one place!
At first glance you would be forgiven for thinking that the case is just another power bank; all of the unattractive qualities of a medical product have been completely removed, in their place is a sleek and inconspicuous design with a monochromatic color scheme.
Designer: Dousan Miao
with memorial day holiday just around the corner (how is next weekend, already!?), i guess i’m taking summer pretty seriously for this week’s roundup of new & noteworthy. i’ve found some fun for under the sun and some very colorful ways to enjoy the warm, sunny months ahead. enjoy!
1. ban.do’s all round giant circle towel is huge — like your whole crew can hang out on it with room to spare. and it’s got super cute pom poms, and could easily double as a super cute picnic blanket. this blanket definitely says summer is on!
2. nothing could say summer more than these Bead and raffia earrings in brilliant peony from j.crew. they kinda just scream “hey, backyard barbeque!”; 3. heading out on a summer holiday? be sure and take ban.do’s getaway travel pillow along for the airplane ride so you can rest up and arrive ready to relax; 4. i’m really loving schoolhouse electric’s very nostalgic ode to chenille with their new Popcorn Grid Coverlet in Tangerine. looks so cozy and lounge-worthy and just perfect for an afternoon of lazy...
Studio Mango and Princess Traveller are the most recent recipients of a Red Dot Design Award for their Safety luggage collection that offers some simple yet innovative solutions to give travelers peace of mind. The inspiration came from one of the designer’s own experiences in an airport when he witnessed a mom of 2 with her arms full struggle to pick up documents she dropped while holding her children. As he assisted her in gathering the belongings, he thought “there’s got to be a design solution for this!” and voila! Here it is!
The all new carry-on features a hidden compartment for storing their passport, travel tickets and other important travel documents. Not just a deterrent for thieves, it’s also a clever addition that makes accessing these necessities quick, easy and convenient. Incorporated neatly into the handle, the compartment is only revealed when the user pulls it out after the handle is extended. Great for paperwork. Even better for sneaking on snacks!
Designer: Studio Mango and Princess Traveller
Determined to be more than just a trophy and a name, the A’ Design Award and Competition wants to be the international standard for good design and innovative and creative work. Judging thousands of entries over a wide variety of categories, the A’ Design Award 2018 saw a jury of 212 members of the international design community get together to award design projects across a myriad of categories for their exemplary work, and that’s not all. The A’ Design Awards and Competition, as I’ve said before, not only recognizes good design, but gives it the good exposure it needs and deserves. Their mission statement has always been to provide growth and support to not just the designer, but to the design itself too.
We’ve hand-picked fifteen of our favorites from this year’s list of winners spanning categories such as Product Design, Lighting Design, Architecture, Furniture, Medical, and Social Design. Scroll down below to have a look at what’s making the waves this year in the design circuit! And don’t forget to register below to participate in the Competition next year to kickstart your design journey!
YD Handpicks: 15 Winning Designs from A’ Design Awards 2017-18
01. Meditation Seat by Gao Fenglin
Gao Fenglin’s Meditation Seat can only be sat on in a certain way, directing the user’s behavior and encouraging a seating position that keeps your...